Dating in the Dark Australia

Remember when Rove dominated the Friday night slot? Gosh that seems a looong time ago. Now everyone talks about sitting down to enjoy a few laughs on TV3 thanks to The Graham Norton Show and local shows 7 Days and WANNA-BEn.

My favourite part of 7 Days is the panels choosing captions for the photos, or explanations for a word in the news that week. I haven’t found the viewer caption competition very funny to date, but I think that’s more a limitation of just seeing the words printed on screen versus hearing comedians joke around and bounce ideas off each other.

WANNA-BEn is really growing on me too – I love all the well-known Kiwi cameos and his interactions with American celebrities – especially how they handle his randomness with such dignity and control. Here’s the preview for tonight’s episode (the final for this season): Continue reading »

9:30pm Friday, March 2 on TV2

Is love blind? Looks will be taken out of the equation when Aussie men and women get to know each other in total darkness in Dating in the Dark Australia, premiering Friday, February 24th at 9:30pm.

Each week three new single men and three new single women, all looking for love, will live in separate wings of a house and remain totally sequestered from the opposite sex. While they’ll have no chance of seeing each other in the light, they will have the opportunity to date in a completely dark room.

The participants won’t be able to see anything, but the audience will get to see everything first hand with the help of high-tech infrared cameras. After several days of wooing, kissing and snuggling in complete darkness, the participants will select one of their dates to be revealed in the light.

After they see each other for the first time, will they decide to stay with the person they fell for in the dark?